Matthew 28 with Terry Donaldson

Dr. Terry Donaldson (Wycliffe College, University of Toronto) talks to us about Matthew 28 (Resurrection and the Great Commission). We discuss:

  • The Great Commission scene as Matthew’s narrative conclusion
  • How Matthew’s ending compares with Mark’s ending
  • Matthew’s apologetic concern in the presentation of Jesus’ resurrection
  • Whether to translate the Greek term “Ioudaiois” (in 28:15) as “Judeans” or “Jews”
  • The significance of mountains in Matthew, and Zion traditions
  • Whether Jesus instructs his disciples to disciple “all the nations” or “all the Gentiles” (28:19)
  • What the triadic formula (“the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”) and the promise of Jesus’ ongoing presence (vv. 19-20) suggest about Matthew’s christology

Relevant Works by Terry Donaldson

Other Works Mentioned

  • James Parkes, The Conflict of the Church and the Synagogue: A Study in the Origins of Antisemitism. World Publishing; Jewish Publication Society, 1961.
  • Jules Isaac, Jesus and Israel. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971.

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